greekischristian wrote: "As opposed to my overly flowery and restrained rhetoric? LOL...I was criticizing content, not style, trust me on that one."
You were criticizing content, huh? Well, then I am beginning to see even more clearly that your viewpoint is heavily skewed by the current worldly thought, rather than the Christian faith. That explains much to me. After all, I was refering to the words of The Lord, Himself when you took issue with what I had said.
greekischristian wrote: "Yes, hurmour is an integral part of human discourse, but humour involving such things as racist or sexist jokes tend not to be appropriate for public discussion. Your comments, even made in humour, carry cultural connotations that civilization has long been working to overcome and, as such, are considered archaic and offensive."
Obviously you have missed my point, entirely. But, worse than that, your allowing the culture to dictate your beliefs is truely disturbing. There are some of us who still believe that that man is the head of the wife, as the Scripture tells us. (After all, we are ORTHODOX!) This does not mean, lest you jump to yet another conclusion, that I beleive that men should be domineering toward women and lord it over them. (I am quite certain, based on your previous comments, that you automatically assume that is what I mean.) We are to love our wives as Christ loved the Church. It does mean, however, that men are to be leaders in the family, particularly when it comes to spiritual matters. Since we have been talking about a spiritual matter -- whether or not George should go to the Paschal liturgy or stay home with his wife who demands that he stay home -- I was suggesting that he be the man, i.e., the head of the home. If you, because of your skewed and worldly vision of the husband/wife relationship misunderstood, then I fail to see where that is my fault.
I will not continue to argue with you about this. If you want to have a worldly view, then that is your choice. It would behoove you, however, to understand the Christian view, not the I'll-try-to-fit-the-worldy/feminist-view-into-my-Christian-faith view. But, that is your choice. I am not going to discuss it any further.
George, I humbly ask you to forgive me if I have offended you.